Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.

Current conditions at

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.5561° N Lon: 82.9822° W Elev: 2165 ft.

Mostly Cloudy



Humidity 64%
Wind Speed N 15 G 24 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1018.0 mb)
Dewpoint 23°F (-5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill24°F (-4°C)
Last update 12 Feb 8:54 pm EST
Detailed forecast for

Haywood County

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible. Windy and cold with lows around 13. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill values as low as 9 below after midnight.
Mostly sunny and windy. Colder with highs around 20. North winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph...decreasing to 35 mph in the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as 10 below in the morning.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Cold with lows around 10 above. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph...becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Wind chill values as low as 5 below.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Little or no snow accumulation. Cold with lows in the lower 20s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
Washingtons Birthday
Snow likely. Rain with freezing rain likely in the afternoon. Moderate snow accumulation. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Monday Night
Rain and freezing rain. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Snow and freezing rain likely in the morning...then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Light snow accumulation possible. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s.
Partly sunny. Highs around 40.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

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